Taylor argues that higher education is facing a financial, curricular, and institutional crisis that will transform teaching, research, and publication. He predicts that new economies of scale will become necessary, so-called traditional students and place-based education will decrease in importance, tenure will continue to erode, and traditional monograph and journal publication will decline in importance. Colleges and universities will have to devise new strategies for cooperation with each other as well as with the growing for-profit sector.
Taylor has written on topics ranging from philosophy, religion, literature, art and architecture to education, media, science, technology, and economics. His many awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Foundation National Professor of the Year award. His most recent book, Crisis on Campus, was released in September 2010. He is a contributor to the New York Times and other periodicals and is the co-founder of the company Global Education Network.
Co-sponsored by the Scholarly Communication Program and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, this event is free and open to the public. It is the third of six events this academic year in a speaker series organized by the Scholarly Communication Program. Follow the series remotely via Twitter at http://twitter.com/ScholarlyComm. Video will be distributed through the Program's website and Columbia University's iTunesU page, as well as on YouTube. For information on the series, Research without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication, please email Kathryn Pope at email@example.com, or visit http://scholcomm.columbia.edu/events.